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Ed Jamison

Friday, December 7, 2012

By K.A. WAGONER - Staff Writer

The Franklin County School Board is scheduled to vote to hire a new superintendent Monday morning.

After conducting interviews with two candidates this week, School Board Chairman Ed Jamison said he believes the board is ready to name a new top administrator for the school division.

"We were very pleased with the quality of the candidates who were interviewed," Jamison said.

The board received 10 applications for the superintendent's position and narrowed those applications down to the top three, Jamison said.

But one of the final three candidates withdrew her name from consideration before the interviews began this week.

One of the 10 applicants for the permanent position was Dr. Mark Church, who has served as interim superintendent since he was appointed by the board in July.

Church, a 1982 graduate of FCHS, has worked as an administrator at Franklin County High School and career and technical director for 12 years.

Jamison said he could not comment on whether Church was among the two candidates who were interviewed.

The superintendent position became vacant in July when the board voted 5 to 3 to terminate the former superintendent's contract.

The school board is required by Virginia law to advertise the position and follow through with the application and interview process. The school board has until Jan. 10 to hire a permanent replacement.

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